Hedgerow removal notice
Some hedgerows are protected under the hedgerow regulations (1997) and removing them could incur a fine up to £5,000.
If a hedgerow removal notice is submitted, the following information will be required:
- a plan (preferably 1:2,500 scale) clearly identifying the hedgerow to be removed
- the reasons for removal
- evidence the hedge is less than 30 years old
- a statement advising if you are the owner, tenant or manager of the hedgerow, or relevant utility company eligible to remove it